UN envoy praises Nigerian peacekeepers in Liberia



The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Farid Zarif, has praised the Nigerian peacekeepers for their long service in the Liberia.

Zarif, who is also Head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), said in New York that the Government of Liberia was also grateful to Nigeria.

The UN envoy said: “Our last military contingent is that from Nigeria, NICOY, and we are now planning to have it repatriated by the end of January.

“Because of the lost timelines in the elections, we had to postpone their departure by a month. Nigeria also continues to provide a Formed Police Unit, as does China.

“The only other peacekeeping contingents that now remain are a Ukrainian Aviation Unit and a Pakistani Medical Unit who are supporting the UN presence”.

The UNMIL chief expressed a special “thank you” to Nigeria, while expressing gratitude for all the contributors to the…

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